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If you plan on binge-watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when it returns for its second season on April 15, 2016, you better stock up on supplies. And by that I mean the necessities- liquor!!!

What better beverage to enjoy the new episodes with than with pinot noir. After all, it’s Titus Andromedon’s favorite drink to sing about. The character’s portrayer, Tituss Burgess, just launched his own brand of pinot noir.

The 37-year-old actor made the announcement via Instagram. He touts his new offering is designed “to be enjoyed by all the fabulous Kings and Kweens” because “pinot makes things fun.” Be sure to purchase plenty before the comedy returns.

If you happen to have any bottles leftover after watching Season 2, you can always pair it with caviar should you find yourself driving to Myanmar in a mid-sized car 😉 Check out the announcement and show clip below.

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There are two things I can always get behind: good underwear and drag queens. Thankfully, one of my favourite local businesses has creatively combined the two in a unique line of products you won’t find anywhere else. Dirt Squirrel Co. recently released their Super Queens line of shirts and underwear and they are SO cute you’re probably going to want multiple pairs.

Inspired by local Vancouver Drag talent, the boys over at Dirt Squirrel set out on a mission to work with local drag queens to produce a fantastic line of products.

“In May, we began working with artist, Stephen Sadowski, running around the city taking photos of eight queens that would be given superhero personas: Carlotta Gurl, Conni Smudge, Jaylene Tyme, Raye Sunshine, Isolde N. Barron, Peach Cobblah, Jane Smoker and Beardoncé. While many people questioned our ability to gather eight queens and pull this off before Vancouver Pride, the hardest part was not being able to include more!”

Not only do these shirts and underwear feature local drag queens as superheroes but the products themselves are superheroes in their own right with partial proceeds benefitting two amazing local charities: YouthCO and The Vancouver Friends For Life Society. Recently, a party was thrown celebrating the launch of this new line that featured many of the Super Queens along with some other amazing local talent. Check out the video below…

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Pump! Heads To The Gym For Promo Pics

In: Charge It, Donovan, Totally GAY!
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With the new year just around the corner, most people will likely choose getting in shape as one of their resolutions. I probably should go to the gym more often and take it more seriously, but I get lazy and don’t. Perhaps, if these models were working on their fitness around me, I’d probably work out more often.

For their recent ad campaign, Canadian brand Pump! enlsited some pretty tasty beefcakes to model their line of tanks, boxers and briefs. As hard as I tried to uncover the names of these sexy lads, I came up empty-handed. If you happen to know their names, please divulge. I wouldn’t mind stalking following them on Instagram. Check out the pics below.

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Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pies are selling like hot cakes over at Walmart. The retailer is reportedly scrambling to restock shelves with the 71-year-old diva’s deserts. The pies which were sold exclusively at Walmart sold at “a rate of one per second during the 72 hour period from Thursday through Saturday,” they report.

Why the madness surrounding her tasty treats? No doubt a huge part is due to James Wright. He posted a hilarious talk-singing review of the pies on his Facebook that has generated nearly 10 million views. Ever wanted to sing like the “Godmother of Soul?” Wright jokingly claims LaBelle’s pies will help you do that.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, good luck trying to get your lips on the desert. On eBay, they’re on sale for $40- nearly 12 times the original price. Walmart estimates two million pounds of California sweet potatoes are needed to keep up with the demand.

Definitely check out Wright’s review below, if you haven’t already done so. It’s hilarious.

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Lenny Kravitz Debuts Collection For CB2

In: Charge It, Donovan
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Lenny Kravitz is pimping everything these days. He recently appeared with James Franco to promote the Guitar Hero relaunch and now this.

The 51-year-old rocker (who looks amazing BTW) just unveiled his celebrity collection for CB2. Inspired by 1970s decor, the pieces are a “perfect blend of earthy and elegant.”

I love buying stuff for our home and adore Kravitz, so naturally, I’m all over this. Check out some of my favorite pieces below.

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Tasty Holiday Season Drink Cocktails

In: Charge It, Donovan, Random Reads
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Today marks the official start to the hectic holiday season. Love this time of year. Being the good little hospitable gay that you are, I’m sure you’re hosting some sort of party in December. Whether it’s an open house, an intimate orphan Christmas dinner or a New Year’s extravaganza, I have a few tasty drink recipes you should give a try. I have a cocktail recipe to suit the tastebuds of any guest you’ll be entertaining.

The EFFEN Toasted White Cranberry and Sauza Cider Hot Toddy are perfect to accompany a lovely holiday feast or fireside conversation. The EFFEN Salted Caramel Chai Sangria brings just the right amount of spice to a traditional sangria cocktail, perfect for cutting that winter chill.  Mix up a batch that serves 20 and keep your guests happy all night long!  The Orange Truffle Delight is also the perfect accompaniment to any party and a breeze to whip up for multiple people in a flash. Check them all out below.

EFFEN® Toasted White Cranberry

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  • 1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Salted Caramel Vodka
  • 1 3/4 parts White Cranberry Juice
  • 1/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 part Simple Syrup
  • Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes

Instructions
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes.

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MADONNA’S HARD CANDY FITNESS® OPENS ITS DOORS IN TORONTO

New club location in the city’s downtown core now accepting memberships!

Hard Candy Fitness®, the global luxury fitness brand in partnership with Madonna and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), today announced the October 31st opening of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto located at 382 Yonge Street. The exquisite 42,000 sq. ft. facility is the brand’s first club in North America and the largest of all current Hard Candy Fitness gyms whose current locations include Rome, Sydney, Santiago, Mexico City, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin.

“We are very excited about the opening of Toronto’s new Hard Candy Fitness,” said Leonard Schlemm, chairman and co-owner, of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto. “The club is in one of the city’s most beautiful condominium towers in arguably the most vibrant neighborhood in Toronto.”

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Fourth of July Drink Recipes

In: Charge It, Donovan

Happy Fourth of July to our American readers today. Hope ya’ll having a great holiday. In your honor, I decided to reach out to our friends at Sauza Tequila and Effen Vodka for a few tasty drink recipes to enjoy on Independence Day.

If the following cocktails are too fancy for your liking, my recommendation is to try Sauza’s newest innovation, the Sauza Sparkling Margarita. It’s perfect when you’re looking to spend less time behind the bar and more time entertaining.  Simply chill, pour and pop in a festive straw! As always, drink responsibility and don’t drink and drive.

Sauza® Stars and Stripes Margarita

7 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
4 1/2 parts Dekuyper® Blue Curacao
1 13 ounce can frozen lemonade
1 light beer

Method: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Serve over ice, with or without salt, garnish with a lime wedge or twist and enjoy! Salud! (Serves 7)

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